Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 09:55:34 -0500 (EST)
Subject: CSWA Newsletter of 5/17/2000

            AAS Committee on the Status of Women
    weekly issues of  5/17/2000, ed. by Priscilla Benson
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This week's issues:
1.  Female Journal Editors

1. Female Journal Editors
From: Rob Kennicutt

In reference to the recent discussion in AASWOMEN led by 
You-Hua Chu, we agree that there is an unfortunate but 
temporary lack of women in Scientific Editor (SE) positions 
for the Astrophysical Journal.  This occurred when three of 
our former SE's, Anne Cowley, Susan Kleinmann, and Virginia 
Trimble stepped down before the expiration of their terms.
Now that the transition to a new ApJ Editor-in-Chief has 
been completed earlier this year, we will be inititating a 
recruitment for new SEs this fall.  One of our highest 
priorities is to actively recruit women to fill these 
positions.  Please stay tuned!

Rob Kennicutt (Editor-in-Chief, Astrophysical Journal)
Bruce Elmegreen (Chair, AAS Publications Board)

End of CSWA Newsletter of 5/17/2000